In an effort to include citizens’ voices in the global debate for the development agenda after the MDGs 2015 target date, the United Nations has teamed up with several youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners across the globe including CUPPADL to launch the UN My World survey which seeks for a better world.
The MY World survey which aims at gathering the voices of everyone, asks citizens everywhere in the world about those issues that make the most difference to their lives.
According to CIJPPADL Boss, Prince Kreplah, the Global Week of Action to mobilize half a million (500,000) votes which has been initiated by the UN globally will last over a period of seven days (May 5-11, 2014) and in Liberia the mobilization efforts is led by the CUPPADL.
MY World survey is anonymous and asks participants only for their gender, age and country, to allow for disaggregation of data. The data will be presented by global leaders and will paint an accurate global picture of the top six issues that impact people’s lives the most.
According to a release from the CUPPADL, the survey is currently available online in the seven UN official languages — English, Spanish, Korean, French, Arabic, Russian and Chinese—with more to come. Voters can take the survey via phone, (through SMS and calling toll-free phone numbers), and in paper form through a network of grassroots organizations, faith-based communities, youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners around the world.
MY World aims to be a simple entry point for ordinary citizens to engage in the post-2015 development process while also introducing voters to the World We Want web platform– a joint initiative between the UN and Civil Society where citizens and stakeholders are participating in a more extensive and interactive post-2015 debate.
The release from CUPPADL intoned that the results from MY World will be submitted to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on the -post-2O15 Development Agenda.
In the run up to 2015, MY World will continue to gather people’s voices and results will be shared with the Secretary-General and other global leaders.
Mr. Kreplah in the release called on Liberians to go out and take part in the survey to contribute to the world they want. He described the My World survey as a unique opportunity to influence global development agenda.
The My World initiative is coordinated by UNDP, the United Nations Millennium Campaign, ODI and the Web Foundation with the support of partners across the world including the CUPPADL.
The United Nations and partners invite citizens everywhere to take the survey, and post-2015 process to define the world they want after 2015.
Interested citizens can be a part of the process by voting via http://www.myworld2015.org.